was just saying that Blackmore
are two completely different and unique guitarists - night & day style wise! Besides, Bolin
wouldn't want to be known as a "heavy metal" guitarist if he was still with us today! He was and like Hendrix
, a unique talent - he himself had stated he shouldn't have joined Deep Purple
- he took a risk with Purple, and to cover that risk, worked the deal so he could still do his own thing. Like GLENN
, the money was too good to turn down, and certainly helped him from a business standpoint.
As for Coverdale
's statement....well at least he admits his ignorance! But the way I read that passage is...Tommy was an amazing talent, but his real style was not Deep Purple's - I mean listen to anything he did before or his solo releases and it couldn't be further away from Purple (Stormbringer
et al)! So in that way, it was a mistake.
has always been my favourite Purple album, and I'm a huge Tommy Bolin
fan....but it just shows you, how we read the same thing in two completely different ways!
One final note...GLENN
is the last person that would diss Tommy Bolin
...over the years he has been a vocal promoter of Tommy's work, both with Purple and otherwise....so I think your criticism of GLENN
is way out of line!